Frequently asked questions

When you're considering orthodontic treatment, it is normal to have questions. Here’s a list of the most common questions we get asked and answers that we hope are helpful.

Frequently asked questions about orthodontics

What is orthodontics?

What qualifications does an orthodontist have?

How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Is orthodontic treatment suitable for everyone?

How often do I need to see an orthodontist during treatment?

Frequently asked questions about metal braces

How do braces work?

How long will it take me to get used to wearing braces?

Will I need elastics?

What do I do if I find the brace uncomfortable to wear?

Can I eat normally while wearing braces?

Can I play contact sports while wearing braces?

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign®

What is Invisalign® and how does it work?

Can anyone have treatment with Invisalign® ?

Is there specific training required by dentists to provide Invisalign®?

Does Invisalign® hurt?

Can I eat or drink with the aligners?

Can I still have Invisalign® if I have crowns or a bridge?

Can I chew gum with the aligners in?

Will wearing the aligners change my speech?

How do I look after my aligners?

How do I clean them?

What do I do if I lose my aligner?

What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving?

How long do you have to wear the retainer and wire?

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